A local man is facing charges after becoming confrontational with Kingston Police in the lobby of a downtown apartment building.
At approximately 8:40 p.m., on Sunday, Feb. 13, 2022, police were in the vicinity of a downtown Kingston apartment building on an unrelated matter when they observed the accused male causing a disturbance in the lobby. According to a release from Kingston Police, the accused could be seen smashing violently at the intercom system for the building. However, once he observed the officers he sat down on a lobby bench, police said.
Reportedly, the officers approached the male to find out what had caused him to lash out at the intercom panel. Police said that the man was observed by officers acting erratically. He also appeared to be frothing at the mouth, police said, and was unable to communicate in a manner that could be understood by the officers.
According to the release, when the officers attempted to engage the accused in communication he suddenly became confrontational, yelling and screaming at them. At approximately 8:55 p.m. the officers attempted to arrest the accused for causing a disturbance however, he began to push away both officers as they approached and actively resisted arrest, according to police.
The male was eventually taken into custody, according to the release, and further investigation revealed that he was breaching numerous court-imposed probation conditions. A search of the accused following his arrest also revealed that he was in possession of drug-related paraphernalia.
The accused was transported to police headquarters where he was held to attend a bail hearing the following day.
The 39-year-old local man was charged with causing a disturbance, resisting a peace officer, and seven counts of breach of probation.